School Food Matters turns 15

It’s our birthday! We’re celebrating 15 years of teaching children about food and improving access to healthy and sustainable school meals.

It is your kind donations that help ensure we can provide a wide range of fun, hands-on food education programmes to schools free of charge. The children not only learn about where their food comes from, but also develop important life-long skills through growing, harvesting and cooking delicious fresh fruit and veg.

We have a track record of 15 years of fabulous food education but we want to reach even more children in schools across the country. If you are passionate about creating a generation engaged with the benefits and pleasures of healthy eating, we would love you to support us.

Taking our mission to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show

We want every child to be able to explore, learn and enjoy nature. In fact, we’d like every school to have its own garden.

In May, we’ll be taking our message to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, as we present a special garden that celebrates children’s access to nature. Our award-winning garden designer, Harry Holding, is translating and transforming our vision for children into a beautiful garden, and 80% of the plants will be edible!

The very best part of this exciting project is that, once the show is over, the garden will be relocated and reimagined at two primary schools - one in London, the other in Liverpool, giving the children and their communities a magical space to learn about plants and nature.

Huge thanks to Project Giving Back for funding the creation of our Chelsea garden, the River Café for the garden relocation, and Whole Kids Foundation for enabling School Food Matters to be at Chelsea every day to talk about our work and mission to teach children about food.

For more details and updates, visit our School Food Matters Garden page.

Stylish hand-drawn tea towels and totes to brighten your winter

Don’t miss our limited-edition 15th birthday tea towels and tote bags, featuring a colourful range of fruit and veg - all hand-drawn by the schoolchildren who enjoy our fabulous food education programmes.

Make a healthy style statement when shopping with this handy cotton canvas School Food Matters tote bag, and bring your kitchen alive with our eye-catching natural cotton tea towel. We’re proud that our tea towels and totes are ethically and sustainably sourced.

All proceeds from sales will support our important work, teaching children all about food for their health and happiness.

Be quick!  Here today, gone tomato!

Price: Tote bag: £10. Tea towel: £10. Shipping: £2.50

Dimensions: Tea towel is 48 x 78 cm. Tote bag - 38 x 43 cm

Our 15th birthday film

Here’s 15 great reasons to donate:
Fifteen tasty recipes to try

These recipes have been developed with and for children in breakfast/after school clubs and our cooking workshops. Nutritious, filling and colourful dishes help to engage children and tickle their tastebuds. So why not make these tried and tested meals part of your next trusty tradition!?

If you’re veggie (V), vegan (VG) or in need of a gluten free (GF) recipe, we’ve got you covered. To help you work out which recipes are most suitable for you, check the key on each recipe.